Youth Week goes virtual in Richmond starting May 1
22 April 2020
To ensure connections happen during the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Richmond and Community Association and Societies are inviting Richmond’s youth to participate in a week of virtual events found at www.richmond.ca/youthweek. While Youth Week celebrations are different this year, there are still many creative and unique at-home and online activities planned including an online dance party led by a professional DJ, cool webinars with prizes to be won and contests on the new City of Richmond Youth Instagram account.
“Richmond’s youth are resilient and contribute greatly to the community,” says Mayor Malcolm Brodie. “In light of COVID-19, staff have once again worked with our community partners to offer a variety of unique and creative Youth Week activities that still allow for socializing and connecting with peers while being physically distant.”
Highlights of Richmond’s Youth Week include:
- Friday, May 1 – Noon – City of Richmond U-ROC Awards Announcement
Log on at noon to www.richmond.ca/UROC to find out who the nominees are for the City’s U–ROC Awards. The U–ROC Awards celebrate the achievements and dedication of Richmond residents in two categories, Outstanding Youth and Adult Asset Champions.
- Friday, May 1 – 8-10 p.m. – Youth Dance Party
Kick off Youth Week by joining the @CityofRichmondYouth Instagram Live dance party. Dance along or simply kick back and enjoy the music mixed live by a professional DJ.
- Saturday, May 2 – Noon-4 p.m. – Careers in Media Arts Webinar
Learn more about a career in this field by participating in interactive webinar presentations on animation, graphic design and music/video production with professional media artists. Email the Media Lab at firstname.lastname@example.org for the Zoom link and webinar times for each topic.
- Monday, May 4 ¬– Virtual Andanté Café
Submit a video of your talent to be shared online in a virtual talent show. This could include singing, dancing, reading a poem or any other hidden talent to show off. Email videos to email@example.com by Monday, April 27.
- May 1-7 – Youth Workplace Safety Webinar and Trivia
Learn more about workplace safety by joining in on daily trivia for a chance to win prizes. Tune in to @CityofRichmondYouth Instagram Stories daily to participate.
- May 1-7 – D.I.Y. Series
Learn to cook, craft and create in this do-it-yourself series full of activities with supplies and materials you can find in your own home. Check out @CityofRichmondYouth Instagram Stories daily to participate.
BC Youth Week is a provincial celebration held annually during the first week of May (May 1-7) that aims to highlight the strong connection between youth and their communities.